The Olympics Block Social Media (Or Not Really)

Rule 49 of the Olympic Charter says: “Only those persons accredited as media may act as journalists, reporters or in any other media capacity.”

Ambiguous, you might say, and Olympic stars agree.

American skier Lindsey Vonn tweeted, “Because of the Olympic rules (blackout period) I will not be able to post any updates from now until march 3rd. Sorry, it bums me out too!

Meanwhile, speedskater Nick Pearson also tweeted thatDue to Olympic regulations I can no longer post pics on Twitter through the Olympics.” Too bad.

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Vonn's Twitter Message

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Pearson's Twitter Message

Complete social media black-out, you say? Oh, Olympic Committee, it’s 2010, and the time for transparency is here.

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